Sunday, July 8, 2012

Rack 'em

Hi ya friends,
I wanted to share a couple of projects that I hadn't had the chance to share yet. My son's graduation party went well. I made lots of the decorations myself, but because I was under a time crunch, I didn't have a chance to take pics before the party. Well, they all grew legs & walked away with party-goers & all I was able to hold on to was one of the projects I made. Hee :)
Here it is:
 It's a grad cap treat box :)
Here it is open:
 This was one of the cute projects from the Graduation Day SVG file from I made 5 of these & was only able to snag one LOL. Well, I'm glad everyone liked them enough to want to take one home :) Like this one, they were filled with candy or chocolates.

The next project I made for the boys to give to Dad for his birthday:
 This is the coolest pool table, let me tell ya! :) It is a really nice size too. On the top, there's a 3D pool cue & the balls are popped with foam tape. My youngest son really wanted to play with it :)
 Here's a peek at some of the side detail:
 Here's the box open:
This is also another svg file called The Green Room. I just love this one. It's got lots of guy projects & cards. I put his card, some beef jerky, & a gift card inside it :)

I've had loads of questions about what I used to cut these files, so here's the scoop:
I use my Cricut Expression to cut the files using the Sure Cuts A Lot 2 program. I had purchased the SCAL 2 program before Provo Craft sued the makers of SCAL. After the lawsuit, they were not allowed to sell SCAL that could be used with the Cricut. Now you can only purchase SCAL 3 which is NOT compatible with Cricut. Fortunately, I had already purchased the SCAL 2 before all the uglyness went down. It's a real shame because the SCAL program is (kick myself) super easy to use. So for now, this totally works for me. The more I use the svg files, the more I think that once my cricut goes, I'll be heading to the Cameo.

Some more news: I'll be taking the summer off from blogging. Lots of changes on the home front... again...but I knew it was coming. Once we're settled, I hope to be back to sharing my crazy concoctions. Wishing you a great summer and lovely crafternoons!
Until we craft again...


  1. OH MY GOODNESS girl.... You are AMAZING with paper!!!! These are stunning!!!! Have a wonderful day! Hugs and sunshine

  2. Hi Karli,
    I can understand why there was none of your decorations left. If I would have been there, I would have took one, too.
    They were awesome.

    And I really love the pool table.

    It really is a shame you can't cut any file you want. That's how they 'make' you buy those expensive cartridges.
    But I'm sure they will loose lots of customers, cause everybody buys a Camoe.

    I wish you a good time during summer and I will be looking forward to hear from you again.

    Big hugs my friend,

  3. Fabulous projects- WOW- love the grad cap, but that pool table is out of this world!!! Amazing! Take care and have a wonderful summer!

  4. Wow, Karli,I am so happy to see your projects made from using SCAL2 - isn't it great? Once you take the plunge, it is so easy not to turn back!!!!Love the pool table - I haven't tried that yet altho I do have the file. Have a great Summer and looking forward to see more SCAL creations soon after.....hugs, Patti

  5. I would of snuck off with one of those adorable graduation caps too!

    Your pool table is super duper over the top awesome!

    I so want a Cameo!

    Enjoy your summer. I look forward to the start of the school year and your return to blogging.

  6. You make the coolest stuff Karli! Both these treat holders are amazing. I have never used an electric die cutting machine, but they sure can create some wonderful projects.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful summer. Hope you can relax and take a breather from the stresses of teaching!


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